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Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program, and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work (SSW) and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture. She also is a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community. Her teaching and scholarship focuses on multicultural praxis in communities, organizations and higher education. She brings to her work community-based practice and research in multiethnic communities in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle. Current projects include identifying strategies for multicultural community-based research and practice, multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice. Her contributions to undergraduate education have been recognized by the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. She is currently an editor or the Journal of Community Practice.

Research Interests/Focus

Empowerment-oppressed groups, Latinos, social justice.

Contact Information

(734) 936-1450(734) 763-5768lorraing@umich.edu4735 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-91241271 East HallUniversity of Michigan
Department of Psychology
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Year Degree   School
1989 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1986 AM Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1978 AM Social Service Administration University of Chicago, IL
1976 AB History Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Dessel, A., Westmoreland, A., & Gutierrez, L. (in press). The effect of multicultural courses on reducing heterosexism in Christian college students. Equity and Excellence in Education.

Gutierrez, L., & Ortega, R. (in press). Developing learning and teaching about diversity and social justice. In Taylor, I., Bogo, M., Teater, B., & Lefevre, M. (eds.), International Handbook of Social Work Education. Routledge.

Chin, M., Hawkins, J., Krings, M., Spencer, C., & Gutierrez, L. (2018). Investigating diversity in social work doctoral education. Journal of Social Work Education: Special Issue on Doctoral Education.

Garvin, C., Gutierrez, L., & Galinsky, M. (2017). Handbook for Social Work with Groups (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

Gutierrez, L., Gant, L. M/, & Brady, S. (2017). Using Arts and Culture for Community Development in the US. In Craig, G. (Ed.), Race, Ethnicity and Community Development. London: The Policy Press.

Gutierrez, L., Brady, S., & Gant, L. (2017). Using arts and culture for community development in the US. In G. Craig (Ed.), Community Development, 'Race' and Ethnicity. Policy Press: Bristol, UK.

Levin, D. S., Luke, K. P., Gutiérrez, L. M., & Woodford, M. R. (2015). Graduate social work faculty's support for educational content on women and on sexism. Social Work, 60(4), 351-359.

Krings, A., Meier, E., Gutierrez, L., & Webster, K. (2015). The Comparative impacts of social justice educational methods on political participation, civic engagement, and multicultural activism. Equity and Excellence in Education, 48(3), 403-417.

Lewis, E., Sakamoto, I., & Gutierrez, L. (2014). Women of color: Sources of resilience and vulnerability. In A. Gitterman (Ed.), Handbook for Social Work with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Gutierrez, L. M., Gant, L. M., & Richards-Schuster, K. E. (Eds.). (2014). Community organization in the twenty-first century: Scholarship and practice directions for the future [Special Issue]. Journal of Community Practice, 22(1-2).

Woodford, M. R., Brennan, D. J., Gutierrez, L., & Luke, K. P. (2013). U.S. graduate social work faculty's attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Journal of Social Service Research, 39(1), 50-62.

Gutierrez, L., & Lewis, E. (2013). Education, participation and capacity building in community organizing with women of color. In M. Minkler (Ed.), Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (3rd ed.). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Woodford, M., Luke, K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Fredriksen-Goldsen, K., & Gutierrez, L. (2012). Social work faculty support for same-sex marriage: A cross-national study of U.S. and Anglophone Canadian MSW teaching faculty. Social Work Research, 36(4), 301-312.

Gutierrez, L., & Lewis, E. A. (2012). Education, participation, and capacity building in community organizing with women of color. In M. Minkler (Ed.), Community Organization and Community Building for Health (3rd ed.). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers.

Gutierrez, L., Dessel A., Lewis, E., & Spencer, M. (2012). Promoting multicultural communication and collaboration: Dialogue, mediation, consensus building, and intergroup empowerment. In M. O. Weil (Ed.), Handbook of Community Practice (2nd ed.). New York: Sage.

Gutierrez, L., Dessel, A., Lewis, E., & Spencer, M. S. (2012). Principles, skills, and practice strategies for promoting multicultural communication and collaboration. In M. Weill (Ed.), Handbook of Community Practice (2nd ed.).

Dessel, A., Woodford, M. R., & Gutiérrez, L. (2012). Social work faculty's attitudes toward marginalized groups: Exploring the role of religion. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 31, 244-261.

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I., Woodford, M. R., Luke, K. P., & Gutierrez, L. (2011). Support of sexual orientation and gender identity content in social work education: Results of national surveys of U.S. and anglophone Canadian faculty. Journal of Social Work Education, 47(1), 19-25.

Gutierrez, L. (2010). Forward. In M. Roberts-DeGennaro & S. Fogel (Eds.), Empirically Supported Interventions for Community and Organizational Change. Chicago, IL: Lyceum.

Gutierrez, L., & Creekmore, M. (2008). Cultural institutions and the arts. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gutierrez, L. (2008). The constant gardener. In J. Tropman, J. Rothman, & J. Erlich (Eds.), Strategies for Community Intervention (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Wadsworth Press.

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